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    Yitan is offline Newbie
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    Default Sister´ or Sister´s room

    Hello!

    Translate into English: "La habitación de mi hermana no es muy bonita"
    a) room´s sister is not very nice
    b) My room´s sister is not very nice
    c) My sister´ room is not very nice
    d) My sister´s room is not very nice

    Well if you don´t know Spanish don´t worry I just want to know why is the D option and not the C option.

    If you have more than one sister in that room... how do you say or is the same?

    I though that C was singular and D was plural.

    Thank you very much :)

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    Default Re: Sister´ or Sister´s room

    You need to study how the possessive is used in English.

    For a singular noun (like "sister"), we add apostrophe s ("sister's").

    For a plural noun ending in s, we just add an apostrophe. (If you had more than one sister sharing a room, it would be your sisters' room.)

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    Default Re: Sister´ or Sister´s room

    For a singular noun (like "sister"), we add apostrophe s ("sister's").

    For a plural noun ending in s, we just add an apostrophe. (If you had more than one sister sharing a room, it would be your sisters' room.)
    Thank you for the answer, 100% clear.

    You need to study how the possessive is used in English.
    In my opinion this is not necesary, if I ask is because I´m not sure, obviously if I knew everything i would not ask...

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    Default Re: Sister´ or Sister´s room

    I mentioned it because you seemed to have a confusion between the plural and the possessive. I didn't mean to ruffle your feathers.

    Sisters= plural
    Sister's = singular possessive

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    Default Re: Sister´ or Sister´s room

    Thanks again, I studied this kind of things long time ago in school and now is difficult try to remember them :)

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